Questions & Answers
- Answer Works as well as cable when the antenna gets a good dose of the broadcasting stations. It does get wonky on certain channels from time to time, but this is broadcast not cable so a lot depends on how the antenna is positioned. Usually not a problem if you are willing to get up and play with the directional rods a little. Not perfect, but it does okay for what it is designed for. The amount of TV you actually get in terms of numbers of channesl available depends on where you are in your broadcasting area. You might have a different (less useful) experience because of that but I am in a suburb of a huge metro area so overall I am not sorry I got it.
QuestionNot capturing channelsI changed the antenna to air and then tried to save channels, however, none were saved. . Any suggestions? Perhaps this is not the right antenna.
- Answer Its not the antenna, try scanning the TV.
- Answer The antenna connects to the TV with a coaxial cable.
- Answer Yes, the rabbit ears extend to 39 inches each, and are also capable of positioning at infinite angles to achieve the optimum Channel reception. Do they have to be extended in order for the antenna to work- guess that depends on the area that you live and the terrain around your home. I would recommend extending the rabbit ears for optimal antenna performance. Hope this helps.
Questionhow many channels it gets
- Answer Depends on how far away your are from your local broadcasting tower's. there is actually a app you can down load from your Android or Apple phone ,ect.that will tell you how far the local broadcasting tower's are from you . enter your zip code . This will tell you how far away you are from them. I'm in kc.mo and im about 50 miles away from the broadcasting tower and I get about 30 channels. Hope that helps.
QuestionAlready bought antennaBought antenna , yet it can't pick up but 3 channels I do not watch, the distance has to 200 miles , will the converted box help, I have a newer model TV, but can't get the regular channels
- Answer I used my RCA antenna in the Richmond, VA area, so local channels weren't too far away. However, when I'm in Florida, only an outside antenna will pick up local networks since those stations are about 65 miles away.
- Answer You can connect more than one TV to a single antenna; however, splitting the connection using a coaxial splitter (needed) will typically affect your signal strength to each TV you are splitting to as they are sharing one antenna. You can combat this by using an amplifier or more amplified antenna to draw a stronger signal. TV Antenna Basics: http://bit.ly/1gk3E3Y
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QuestionDoes it work well with older analog tv?My parents do not have a digital TV, just a converter box to receive digital channels. Will it help pull in more channels than the 5 or 6 local ones they currently watch?
- Answer As long as they can tune it in. They would have to keep their Analog on ch3 or 4, pending the selector switch on the back of the converter box But this unit works best with a digital Tuner.. As the Digital Channels have to process the Signals.
QuestionI live in Park City UT. There is a dispute between Direct TV and the local NBC affiliate (Channel 5) and the affiliate has withdrawn their station from the Direct TV lineup. Can i puvhase an indoor antenna to get this channel? Which one?
- Answer Yes you can purchase the antenna to receive the station you're missing. We had the same problem with our station being out. Not only do you receive local stations there are approximately 40 stations that can be picked up by the antenna. Best Buy also has a map for you to purchase the appropriate antenna for your area. There is a mileage area map showing the nearest tower.
- Answer Most newer TV's have a digital tuner built in and you can just plug the antenna into the cable port. Check the specs of your TV to confirm.
QuestionCan I use FIOS and the antenna?I have Fios, but want MeTV, etc. Can I hook up the antenna to the TV with the Fios box (cable splitter) and just have one on at a time?
- Answer It depends upon your tuner/cable box. You should be abee to connect the antenna to the coax not the back of your tv and the cable box via HDMI. Then, you should be able to alternate between the cable signal and the over the air signal by switching inputs on your TV (or receiver).
QuestionHi I have a vizio Tv but i don't have antenna or cable sisteme , so i want to know if I can watch tv puting an antenna and which channels can i watch ? Fox for example ?
- Answer You can use any antenna and get all the station that come on your TV.
- Answer Depends on the distance and direction of your nearest TV tower antenna (google location and point towrds it for better reception, then auto-tune channels).
QuestionI have 50' trees in my backyard which is West facing and the towers are to the West according to my research. Will this antenna work?
- Answer Based on my location which has trees, buildings, etc in the line of sight...I would say it should work. But hey, save your receipt and return if not satisfied!
- Answer if theres a place to screw in a coaxial cable... you probably need a tv tuner card